The first few images from the Curiosity Rovers successful landing on Mars are coming back, these from inside Gale Crater near foot of Sharp Mountain. Initially the images are being sent back at 25% resolution.

This first photo is from the wide-angle lens on one of the rover’s rear left Hazard-Avoidance cameras and the second photo shows the rover’s shadow on the surface of Mars from one of the front left Hazard-Avoidance cameras.

Mars Curiosity HorizonMars Curiosity Shadow
Congratulations to everyone involved in the project, I can’t wait to see more photos and find out what Curiosity will discover. Images from NASA.

Update:

A higher (50% full) photo from the wide-angle lens on one of the rover’s rear left Hazard-Avoidance cameras.

Mars Curiosity Rear Hazard Camera
This photo was taken by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter of Curiosity about one minute before landing.

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